Study Materials

Welcome to the Shakespearience study materials! Comprised of 4 different units on the life, times, poetry and plays of William Shakespeare, these study materials were written to help prepare your students for their visit to Shakespearience while smoothly integrating into your existing curriculum. Each unit contains a wide variety of study materials and assessment tools.

All of the units are modular in design allowing the teacher to pick and choose which materials are appropriate for their class. Finally, our study materials can be viewed online or downloaded and printed out for the class. The online versions of our study materials are formatted for multiple devices and can be viewed on desktops or tablets.

Unit 1

SHAKESPEARE'S LIFE

Who was William Shakespeare? Widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest playwrights, his contribution to the theatre has had a tremendous influence on actors, directors, writers, designers, producers and audiences across the globe. In this lesson, you’ll uncover the man behind the legend!

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Unit 2

SHAKESPEARE'S THEATRE

What did theatres look like during Shakespeare’s life? How did the nobility aid in the establishment of theatre companies at the end of the 16th century? This lesson analyzes the origins of permanent theatres in England in the late 1500s and the acting companies which built them.

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Unit 3

SHAKESPEARE'S POETRY

What is iambic pentameter? How does Shakespeare use poetic devices to bring his characters to life on the stage? With this lesson, you’ll discover the answers to these questions as you examine how Shakespeare utilized blank verse, prose and poetic constructs in his plays!

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Unit 4

SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS

This unit explores all of the scenes presented at Shakespearience with lesson materials on Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Each module contains a scene synopsis, an extensive vocabulary list and a character breakdown.

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